Feedback from our readers
After a long day at work, it was a pleasant surprise to see your sultry Atonement photos (”The Heat of the Moment”). James McAvoy may think he’ll ”never get to the point…where people will run across freeways to take a picture [of him],” but I’d do it!
I ran into three people on my walk back from the mailbox because I could not take my eyes off the cover.
No place was the writers’ strike more evident than in the interview with James McAvoy and Keira Knightley. Without writers to help them with their vocabulary, they were left with only expletives.
San Jose, Ill.
I hope the Oscars do get canceled (”Will the Show Go On?”) — this from a girl who schedules vacation around a big Oscar party. I’d be sorry about the loss of income to ancillary industries, but maybe this is the kick in the head the AMPTP needs.
Lisa D. Witte
I fully support the writers as they picket the studios that produce their shows. But by hijacking the awards season, the only thing the WGA has gained is the ire of the fans.
Josh Wolk was right in saying that David Letterman wasted his writers’ return by doling out the same tired jokes (News & Notes). Here’s hoping the landscape changes and the writers will get to stretch their creative muscles more.
Fall of the Machines
I wish producers would stop desecrating great sci-fi movies like The Terminator (”[Sy5tem. Re_bOot]”). What made the original so good was the casting of Arnold Schwarzenegger (and, in T2, Robert Patrick). Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles has a bunch of interchangeable photogenic types.
Westlake Village, Calif.
It cracked me up that Full House‘s Uncle Jesse made Diablo Cody’s list of flawed pop-cult heroines (Binge Thinking). I also loved that she said Joey shouldn’t be referred to as Uncle Joey. I’m glad I’m not the only one who’s aware of that!
He’s No Angel
Your review of The Bucket List (Movies) noted it’s time for Morgan Freeman to play someone other than a saint. He has: The trouble is, it’s usually in junk like Dreamcatcher.
How amazing is it that Celine Dion is on the Must List?! That YouTube video of her is the perfect audition tape for a musical comedy.
The Prince of Egypt was produced by DreamWorks (Music).